On Wednesday, security in the Kikuube district will begin looking into parish leaders who are allegedly misusing Parish Development Model program monies and extorting money from the recipients.
Amlan Tumusiime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner, revealed the information on Monday.
PDM is a multi-sectoral strategy that uses the parish as the center of development to transition 39% of households from the subsistence economy to the money economy, resulting in socio-economic transformation.
Tumusiime claims that despite President Yoweri Museveni’s directive that they receive one million shillings each, beneficiaries complained that they received less money.
He continues by saying that some parish chiefs have gone as far as to remove beneficiaries’ names even after his office and the office of the chief administrative officer had approved them.
Such controversies, according to Amlan, are damaging the government’s reputation, which is unacceptable in his eyes.